Recognise ORD (recORD) – a swissuniversities project

Recognise ORD (recORD) brings together 12 Swiss higher education institutions (HEIs), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and FORS as a national research data infrastructure to take a joint step forward in studying how Open Research Data (ORD) practices should be recognised and valued in the assessment of research proposals, the assessment of research personnel during recruitment and career development as well as in the assessment of research performing institutions. The diverse consortium includes big and small universities, big and small universities of applied sciences as well as partners from the ETH domain. In addition, the SNSF and FORS will add the views of funders, researchers and research infrastructures to the discussion.

The project will perform an analysis of best practices in ORD recognition based on (a) a literature review and (b) the discussions on the use of ORD in research assessment in CoARA working groups as well as the Swiss national CoARA chapter. These analyses are then contrasted with an analysis of the policies and needs of all involved partners.
For the dissemination of the results the consortium will hold a one-day event for the Swiss community as well as for invited international guests in December 2024.


Recognising Open Research Data in Research Assessment: Overview of Practices and Challenges

Leading house: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW)

Participating institutions:

Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW)

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH Zurich)

Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

University of Lausanne

University of Neuchâtel

Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale (HES-SO)

Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS)

University of Bern

University of Zurich

Berner Fachhochschule (BFH)

University of Fribourg

University of Lucerne

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW)